Kalani Hilliker is an American dancer, actress, model and fashion designer. She rose to fame in 2013 as a contestant on the Lifetime reality series Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition and subsequently appeared on Dance Moms, becoming a regular cast member in its fourth season up until 2017. In 2017 and 2018, Hilliker served as a finals judge for the Miss Teen USA competition.

Birth Name

Kalani Brooke Hilliker




Professional Dancer, Actress, Model



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Kalani Hilliker was born on September 23, 2000, in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States.


She’s currently 18 years old.


Gilbert, Arizona, United States

Sun Sign







Her schooling and other educational background are not known.

Family Details

  • Father – Matthew Hilliker
  • Mother – Kira Girard
  • Siblings – Jett Newman (Younger Half-Brother), Jax Hilliker (Younger Brother)
  • Relatives – David Newman (Stepfather)

Marital Status



Boyfriend / Spouse

Kalani Hilliker has dated –

  • Brandon Chang (2015-Present) – Since 2015, she is dating fellow dancer from Miami, Brandon Chang. She wished him Happy Birthday on Twitter on February 3, 2016.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 3 inches
  • In centimeters – 160 cm
  • In meters – 1.6 m


  • In Kilograms – 54 kg
  • In Pounds – 119 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 35-27-35
  • Bust – 35 inches
  • Waist – 27 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32D

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Light Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Competing as a dancer at Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition and appearing on Lifetime’s reality TV series Dance Moms.

Film Debut

She hasn’t yet debuted in films.

Television Debut

In 2011, she appeared in Disney’s sitcom Shake It Up for her guest role as Kalani Hilliker (Member of AK Squad) in just one episode “Camp It Up.”

Brand Endorsements

She has appeared in several Abby Lee Dance Company’s commercials.

Awards & Nominations

2011The Dance AwardsMini Female Best Dancer2nd Runner-up
2013The Dance AwardsJunior Female Best Dancer1st Place
2015Industry Dance AwardsFavorite Dancer 17 & UnderNominated
2016The Dance AwardsTeen Female Best Dancer2nd Runner-Up
2016Teen Choice AwardsChoice DancerNominated
2017The Dance AwardsTeen Female Best Dancer2nd Runner-Up
2017Industry Dance AwardsFavorite Dancer 17 & UnderNominated

Kalani Hilliker Favorites

  • Favorite Singer – Rihanna
  • Favorite Word – Improv
  • Favorite Dance Style to Perform – Lyrical
  • Favorite Dance Style to Watch – Contemporary
  • Favorite Color – Purple

Kalani Hilliker Net worth

Kalani Hilliker has a net worth close to $2 million dollars as of 2019. Hilliker owns a white Range Rover, which is her first car, gifted by her mom and stepdad on her 16th birthday. She lived along with her family in California.

Social Media Portfolio

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kalani Hilliker

  • Kalani began her dancing career at the age of two. She’s left-handed.
  • She wanted to be a backup dancer for Beyonce or Katy Perry.
  • At 14, she launched her own dancewear collection for tweens called ” Purple Pixies.”
  • She won 2013 National Teen Miss Showbiz title.
  • She has won 7 titles with Shake It Up being the most famous.
  • Kalani Hilliker is good friends with Ziegler girls, Mackenzie Ziegler and Madison Ziegler.
  • Kalani started her career professionally in 2011 as a dancer.
  • In 2011, Hilliker was part of the dance group “AKsquared,” Disney’s first Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off – Shake It Up Edition winners.
  • In 2011, Hilliker competed for the Mini Female Best Dancer title at the inaugural prestigious annual national dance competition The Dance Awards, held in New York. She finished as second runner-up to the title out of 100 dancers in the category.
  • In 2013, Hilliker won the title of Junior Female Best Dancer at The Dance Awards representing Club Dance Studio, held in New York.
  • In 2014, Kalani used to train herself for 20 to 30 hours per week.
  • In 2016 she named jazz funk, hip hop and lyrical as being her favorite styles of dance.
  • In 2017 and 2018, Hilliker served as a finals judge for the Miss Teen USA competition.
  • Visit her official website @


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